Technology has certainly been our friend in the last few weeks. In order to keep our residents active and healthy, we’ve conducted a group exercise class via Zoom conference call. And while we all look forward to when we can exercise in person together again soon, this alternative has grown in popularity.
To participate, staff set up a conference with Zoom, a website that offers the video conference call service. They email residents an invitation to join the Zoom conference call scheduled for a particular date and time. Then, residents join via the link they receive.
“The response has been a little slow, but that is mainly because the residents may have technical difficulty getting the video conference call set up on their computer or mobile device. Curtis Jones is available to help residents get set-up who wish to participate. More residents are getting set up each time we offer the session,” said Linda Fyler, activities director.
Twice a week, Linda leads the residents in stretching exercises that can be done from a chair.
“Right now, the residents are limited on where they can go, so staying active and mobile is more crucial than ever. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to illness, where an active body is a healthy body,” said Linda.